UCL Health of the Public


Urban Health and Climate Change: What can our city tell us about our health?

29 March 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

urban health

Join us on Tuesday 29 March for the first of our new ‘Public Health Voices’ webinars.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Daisy Voake

‘Public Health Voices’ is a webinar series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training. By working together with multiple disciplines, and in collaboration with local communities, local government, the NHS, the third sector, and industry, we can have a real impact on public health research and practice.

The topics that will be explored in this webinar series illustrate the key themes of our new, innovative online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme: interdisciplinarity, inequalities, citizen voices, practitioner voices, core public health skills, implementation, action, and impact. Find out more about the MPH on our website.

About this event

Our cities shape our health, from the air we breathe, to the buildings we live in, to our access to open spaces, transport, and public services. Climate change threatens to undo years of progress in public health and sustainable development and, within the urban space itself, dramatic differences between urban communities are widening health inequalities.

Sign-up for this free webinar to hear from urban health and climate change experts as we explore how urban characteristics can influence health and disease in the urban context.

We have a fantastic lineup of speakers including: Prof David Osrin (Institute for Global Health), Dr Marina Romanello (Institute for Global Health), Dr Helen Pineo (Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) and Vicky Hobart (Greater London Authority).


o 16:00-16:05 Welcome

Serena Luchenski, NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health and Programme Lead for the Master of Public Health

o 16:05-16:15 Urban Health – an overview

Prof David Osrin, Institute for Global Health

o 16:15-16:25 The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Dr Marina Romanello, Institute for Global Health

o 16:25-16:35 Health And Wellbeing Impacts of Urban Design And Planning

Dr Helen Pineo, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

o 16:35-16:45 Health in all policies, delivering the Mayor’s health ambitions for London

Vicky Hobart, Head of Health and Deputy Statutory Health Adviser, Greater London Authority

o 16:45-17:00 Audience Q&A